What is the ruling of Masturbation in Islam for men and women? I have heard that it can cause weak memory and eyesight as well as other health problems.
Masturbation is considered a sin in Islam. Imam Al Shaf'i understood that masturbation is forbidden in Islam based on his understanding of Verses 5/6/7 of chapter 23.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America